Har ki Doon

According to the legends, it is believed that “Har ki Doon” means “valley of the gods”. “Har” is one of the names of lord Shiva and “Dun” is a valley spread in the Himalayas. It is believed that lord Shiva used   to stay at “har-ki-doon”. One day Someshwara devta, the present deity of this region, arrived in the valley from Kashmir and requested lord Shiva to move away so he can be sole lord of the valley. Lord Shiva followed his request and moved away.

Har-Ki-Doon (3566 mts) Valley is surrounded by dense Pine forests of and offers views of glittering mountain peaks. Owing to its isolation, the area is a paradise for bird watchers and nature lovers. The trek starts from Sankri to Osla passing through dense forests consisting of chestnut, walnut, willow and chinar trees, the trek from Osla to Har-ki-doon is through terraced mountain fields, lush green grassy patches and thick conifer forests.

Har-Ki-Doon (The hanging valley of gods) is a paradise for trekkers and photographers. This moderate trek takes you to one of the least explored regions of Garhwal Himalayan region, where the passage of time has not affected the lifestyle of the simple hill folk inhabiting this Shangri La!

Day 01: Mussoorie

After reporting at “Reporting Camp” in Mussoorie you will be free for last minute shopping.
Overnight at Tent/Guest House.

Day 02: Mussoorie – Sankri (210 Kms-6/7 Hrs)

The narrow motor road follows a winding course plunging into the Yamuna valley via Mussoorie town, and the famed Kempty falls, rising up rising up a dividing ridge and finally descending into the Tons river valley- crossing towns such as Sankri, Purola and Mori. Sankri is the last village connected to the motor road on this route.

Overnight at Tent/Guest House.

Day 03: Sankri

Discussion about the route and other aspects followed by an acclimatization walk and a visit to the local village.

Sankri: Sankri is the entry to the scenic valley of Har ki Doon. It nestled at an elevation of 1970 mts above sea level in the Tons Valley affording majestic vies of snow clad Himalayas.

Overnight at Tent/Guest House.

Day 04: Sankri – Gian Gad – Bhidka Thatchh (2100 m/6832 ft) 12 kms/5-6 hrs trek

From Sankri the track is well marked and passes through a dense forest with breath-taking views of the valley sprawled out below and the gushing river Rupin flowing in all its might. Taluka, a small hamlet, lies on the banks of the river Supin. The village is located at an altitude of 1900 mts. The campsite on this day is by the river banks of Supin, around 02 Kms after village.

Overnight in Tents

Day 05: Bhidka Thatchh – Seema (2760 m / 9050 ft) 10 kms/6-7 hrs trek

The trail from Bhidaka Thatchh goes through wildlife sanctuary initially descending and then continuing straight gradually to the left of the valley adjoining river Rupin. Later, the trail again winds upwards through beautiful forest full of Chestnut, Walnut and Willow trees, till the village of Gangar.

The campsite is located before to the village Osla at a place called Seema. Today we will cross Puwani Gharat (Gharat is local name for water mill; here you can see a traditional water mill in mint working condition).

Overnight in Tents

Day 06: Seema – Seematra 3100 m / 10230 fts) 07 kms/6-7 hrs trek

The trail continues on the left of the valley, going past fields followed by the crossing of a hanging bridge strung across river Rupin. The flora on the opposite side of the valley is awesome and is a photographer’s delight. The trail climbs to the ridge locally named the Kalkatti Dhar, and after crossing the ridge campsite is just around a kilometer ahead.

Overnight in Tents

Day 07: Seematra – Har Ki Dun (3545 m/11700 Fts) – Seematra 09 Kms/4-5 Hrs

After a light breakfast, we leave for the excursion to Har ki Dun, The ascent to Har ki Doon offers excellent views of the snow covered mountains and lush green terraced fields. The last steep climb of 200 m gets one to the famed meadows of Har ki Dun with the west face of Swargrohini overlooking the valley.

The campsite is located by a small stream, with the peaks of Har Ki Dun and Swargarohini towering above.

Overnight in Tents

Day 08: Seematra – Puwani Gharat (11 kms/4-5 hrs)

Trekking back via the village of Osla is an easy affair and gives one the time to relax and admire all of God’s wondrous sights, giving a lot of time to photograph the beauty of the valley and the villages. The easy downhill walk to Osla takes around 3-4 hrs after that it’s just an affair of another 1-2 Hrs.

Overnight in Tents

Day 09: Puwani Gharat – Taluka – Sankri (2100 Mts) 9 kms trek & 10 Kms by Jeep 4 – 5hrs

After the steep climbs, the trek for the day is more like a cake walk and gives ample time to relax, stop and admire the beauty of the valley and on the well-marked path.

Trek back up to Taluka village and from their put your loads in Jeeps waiting for you and drive back to Sankri basecamp.

Overnight in Tents

Day 10: Sankri -Dehradun (215 Kms, 7-8 hrs by road)

After early breakfast we leave for Dehradun, going via Vikas Nagar to enjoy a different route.

Group disperses.

 Inclusions:

  1. Board & Lodge for the trip
  2. All meals during the tour
  3. Local guide charges, entry fee, equipment, permits wherever required
  4. All road transport during the tour from Mussoorie till Dehradun

Exclusions:

  1. Snacks or other food items during activities
  2. Porter/Mule for personal use.
  3. Insurance
  4. Tips
  5. Any other personal expenses
  6. Cancellations due to force majeure